Learn About The Natural World & The Unique Creatures Who Inhabit It. Bringing a group to HMNS or HMNS Sugar Land? Explore science, nature and history in our interactive science labs which feature specimens, artifacts and laboratory equipment.
Each lab lasts one hour and accommodates up to 25 students. Labs cost range between $200 and *$250 per lab (for Dissection Lab*) and include admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls for participating students and their chaperones.
- On the Hunt (September at HMNS and September 26th in Sugar Land) – Some predators ambush, while others set clever traps, and one even spreads forest fires all in the hunt of food! Learn about the unique techniques animals use to catch a meal.
- Pollination and Predation (November at HMNS and November 21st in Sugar Land) – This lab focuses on the types of ecological relationships plants and animals engage in such as mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism. It explores the different examples of these relationships in nature, and examines how these relationships effect the ways plants and animals interact with their environment.
- Multifaceted Mammals (December at HMNS and December 12th in Sugar Land) – Find out what you have in common with a bat, whale, wombat, mouse and so much more in this lab all about mammals.
- Bump in the Night (February at HMNS and February 20th in Sugar Land) – When we go to sleep there’s an entire world of wildlife that wakes up. Discover which animals enjoy the nightlife and the adaptations that help them conquer the night.
- Are You My Mother? (March at HMNS and March 26th in Sugar Land) – Parenting is no easy job, but these animals make it look simple! Hear about surprisingly good mothers (and some fathers!) in this lab all about animal parental care.
- Bear With Me (April at HMNS and April 23rd in Sugar Land) – Learn about the Great 8 – the only 8 species of bear that are alive today, and explore their unique qualities that inspired characters like Yogi, Winnie-the-Pooh, and Smokey in this BEARy good lab.
- Survey Says (May at HMNS and May 21st in Sugar Land) – How do researches count bugs in the thousands, when it’s hard to catch just one? How can you estimate the diversity of wildlife in a moving river? Investigate collection and counting techniques researchers use to study wildlife, and acquire some skills you can use in your own backyard!